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I am working on a bug tracking system, below are two design/layout I have for the 'add new bug' feature.

Screen 1

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Screen 2

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Which of these two screen look more intuitive ?

Any help or suggestion are also welcomed. Thank you.

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To what level of user will this be exposed? 1. a newly added bug cannot be anything but open, right? 2. I'm not convinced severity/priority is something an end user should be able to suggest? –  Ulrich Schwarz Sep 14 '13 at 18:03
    
@UlrichSchwarz I totally agree with your first point, while adding the bug, the status select box make no sense. I love this site !!! –  Yasser Sep 15 '13 at 17:41
    
Related question (same project): Bug tracking add new bug screen correct positioning of fields –  unor Sep 16 '13 at 9:22
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From speed of the interaction perspective the first design could work better.
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thanks for your detailed explanation. –  Yasser Sep 14 '13 at 17:58
    
I forgot to add a field named "Projects" where in the user select the project to which the bug needs to be added. Where and how should I position this field ? –  Yasser Sep 15 '13 at 16:25
    
@Yasser It depends on the typical task flow. But assuming Project is a higher element in a hierarchy I think project selection should be somewhere before adding bug and could be displayed in the breadcrumbs, i.e. Home>Project name>Bugs>Add bug. –  Alexey Kolchenko Sep 15 '13 at 17:07
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